Kartik Aryan wrapped up the shoot for his upcoming movie Dhamaka only in 10 days and later took to his social media to reveal the first look of his character.
However, did you know that Kartik was not the first choice for the film? The movie was first offered to two actresses who rejected the role.
A source says “Originally Dhamaka was to be a female-centric film with the lead female role-playing the central protagonist. Keeping the concept in mind the venture was offered to Taapsee Pannu, but the actress turned down the project.”
After Taapsee turned down the project, Kriti Sanon was offered the lead role and she was thrilled to play a journalist. However, later Kriti abandoned the project without a reason.
“Post-Kriti walking out of Dhamaka, Azure Entertainment sold the project to Ram Madhvani, while director Rahul Dholakia got busy with other projects. In the meantime Madhvani, decided to go ahead with the film in association with RSVP, and went in for a re-write converting the film from a female-centric protagonist to a male-centric one,” says the source.
Talking about Kartik Aryan’s onboarding in the project, the source says “It really is interesting especially since Pati Patni Aur Woh that featured Kartik Aaryan initially was also to feature Taapsee Pannu but even that didn’t work out!”
Dhamaka is being directed by Ram Madhvani.
The story of the film revolves around a news reporter who gets demoted and grabs a risky assignment to interview a terrorist, only to realize that he has endangered himself and a host of others in the process.